Last week we looked at some awesome accessories for travel vlogging. In the second blog of a four-part series, Andrew looks into some of the coolest smartphone lenses out there to improve smartphone photography.

Photo of photographer at the beach a sunset


Welcome to the second installment of this four-part series where we highlight some accessories that can enhance your image and audio quality while your travelling. This time we’ll look at mobile photography and some of the lenses that are available.

If you haven’t read the first part, Smart accessories for travel: vlogging, we featured some of the common accessories that you might need to help improve your video recordings.

In last week’s blog post, we featured an attachable lens kit for your iPhone called olloclip, but there are other ones available online, some are practical, some less practical, but all are very cool.

The iPhone lens dial

Photo of a lensdial for a smartphone


It’s been around for a few years now, but it has that ‘old school’ feeling to it that still makes it relevant today.

Source: Gizmag

Apple iPhone SLR camera lens mount

Photo of a lens mount accessory for a smartphone


A great way to enhance the photo clarity and utilise your Canon or Nikon DSLR lens by attaching this accessory to your iPhone which then connects your iPhone to your camera lens.

Source: Gizfactory

Holga iPhone lens by Photojojo

Photo of the Holga iPhone lens


Similar to the iPhone Len Dial featured above, the Holga iPhone Lens by Photojojo features a dial aspect but what seperates this from the rest is the multi-coloured overlay options you can use over your iPhone.

Source: Photojojo via MyKikIsland

Photojojo telefoto lens

Photo of the Photojojo telefoto lens


With more and more people taking up tablets (the majority of tablet owners happen to own either an iPad or iPad mini) these amazing zoom lenses give you even more reasons not to carry around that Heavy DSLR camera that you bought in that ‘I’m going to be an amazing photographer’ phase.

Source: Slashgear

Ikea KNAPPA digital camera

Photo of the IKEA KNAPPA Digital Camera


I saw this a little while ago and was looking for a moment to share this, unfortunately, this was a limited run, but it’s still really innovative and cool nonetheless.

It was first reported last year and was picked up by various culture and tech websites around the world, Ikea created a cardboard digital camera called the KNAPPA as a free gift to promote one of the seasonal ranges.

Source: Highsnobiety

Bonus lens - Dot by Kogeto

Photo of the bonus lens - Dot by Kogeto


A really unique way to shoot fully-interactive 360 degree video which you can then share instantly with your friends online. It’s available right now on the iPhone 5/4/4S. Check out the videos and see for yourself the videos people have shot using Dot.

Source: Kogeto

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